The average desk has 400x more bacteria than a toilet seat3
Think twice before you eat lunch at your desk.
The average mobile phone harbors over 6,300 bacteria4
Public transportation, the bathroom, your desk
— you’re using your phone where germs live.
Water fountain spigots can have
19x as much bacteria as a toilet seat5
You don’t know whose germs you may be drinking.
Dirtier cleaning tools
Cotton towels reduced strength
of certain disinfectants by up to 85%6
Reusable wiping cloths can contain live germs even after being laundered.7
Now ask yourself:
You've got the dirt on workplace germs, are you ready to tackle them?
For good workplace hygiene, it takes two
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend a daily,
two-pronged approach to dealing with germs on frequently touched surfaces8.
Clean surfaces with soap or
detergent and water
While cleaning doesn’t necessarily kill germs, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading them.
Disinfect the surface*
Use household disinfectants
to kill germs after cleaning.
The right tools are as important as the right protocols
Not all wipers are the same. Choose the right wiper for the task to clean with confidence. Consider these hygienic wiping systems:
cleaning cloth wipers
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*Non-food contact surfaces
**Decreased activity of commercially available disinfectants containing quaternary ammonium compounds when exposed to cotton towels”, Charles Gerba, Ph.D, etal, American Journal of Infection Control, April, 2013, www.ajicjournal.org.”
1. Zhang, N., Li, Y. and Huang, H., 2018. Surface touch and its network growth in a graduate student office. Indoor air, 28(6), pp.963-972
2. A frequent habit that has implications for hand hygiene Kwok, Yen Lee Angela et al. 2015. American Journal of Infection Control, Volume 43, Issue 2, 112 – 114
3. U. of Arizona study by Gerba, C. 2002. First In-Office Study Dishes The Dirt on Desks
4. Martínez-Gonzáles, N.E., Solorzano-Ibarra, F., Cabrera-Díaz, E., Gutiérrez-González, P., Martínez-Chávez, L., Pérez-Montaño, J.A. and Martínez-Cárdenas, C., 2017. Microbial contamination on cell phones used by undergraduate students. Canadian Journal of Infection Control, 32(4).
5. NSF study with elementary schools. https://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/studies-surveys-infographics/germ-studies/germiest-places-schools
6. Source: https://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(13)00117-X/fulltext
7. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.htm